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Abstract

Takotsubo Syndrome: On the Purpose of a Case

Hernando Viloria Sanchez

Takotsubo syndrome occurs in response to a stressful event that causes acute dilation of the left ventricle, ventricular dysfunction, elevation of biomarkers of myocardial damage, and electrocardiographic changes without evidence of significant coronary lesions. It typically occurs in postmenopausal women and is reversible in most cases. A series of two female patients, in the fifth and eighth decade of life, with taktsubo syndrome is reported. The incidence in Latin America is unknown, it was initially described in the Far East (Japan), there are few cases reported in Colombia, however, this case occurred very recently, which makes us suspect that this pathology is more frequent than expected in our country. Medium, and which are probably underdiagnosed due to their similarity to acute coronary syndrome.